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The Site is being rebuilt, with two indexes - ships listed per year, and people in alpha order, combining details.

Mr Kelman Arrived at Launceston 21 Sep 1837 from Port Phillip the steamer on the James Watt
David Kelsh and Helen Ann baptised Amelia 1841, Richard David 1843
Mr Kelsh cleared 15 Jan and sailed 17 Jan 1844 from Melbourne for Hobart arrived 22 Jan 1844 on the Flying Fish, source local newspapers
Mr and Mrs David Kelsh and 3 chn and servant arrived 15 Mar 1844 at Melbourne from Hobart, on the Flying Fish, source local newspapers
Robert Kelsal - Kelsal died 1847 Male aged 41 at Melbourne deceased late of Melbourne,, 5tb April, 1847, Letter at Post-office unclaimed
Roger Kelsade, County of Grant depasturing license for 1-31 August 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 22 Oct 1844
Roger Kelsall, Licensed to depasture stock at County of Grant August 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 29 Sep 1845
Roger Kelsall settler Marrabool River, Source - 1847 Directory

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Dr Kelsh, on 10 June 1840 purchased a town allotment - source Port Phillip Herald 12 June 1840
David Kelsh Counting house little Collins St Lonsdale Ward 239 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
David Kelsh on list of supporters of William Lonsdale, Sub-Treasurer source PPH 27 June 1843
David Kelsh in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 June 1843
David Kelsh Western District Monthly list of Depasturing Licenses for 1 to 30 Sep 1843
Mrs Kelsh and 3 chn cleared out from Port Phillip 16 Dec 1843 for Hobart arrived 22 Dec Flying Fish
D Kelsh, with 147 men, was presented to Sir George Gipps at a Levee, Mon 25 Oct 1841in his honour. Source - Port Phillip Herald, 26 Oct 1841
David Kelsh, Tue 27 Jun 1843 Melbourne resident signed supporting William Lonsdale
David Kelsh, List 4, 30 Apr 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 7 May 1844
Mr and Mrs Peter Kelsh and child arrived 15 Mar 1844 at Melbourne from Hobart, on the Flying Fish, source local newspapers
Peter Kelsh 3 Jun 1844 unclaimed letter at Geelong post office
Peter Kelsh Portland Bay District License to depasture stock, for month of Sept 1844
Peter Kelsh, purchased the Bunninyong Inn. Source - Geelong Advertiser 30 May 1844
Peter Kelsh, Portland Bay District depasturing license for 1-30 Sept 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Nov 1844
Robert Kelsh Suburban allotments 3 mles from Portland freehold List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
Sarah Kershaw aged 18 came Oct 1841 with 233 on the Gilmore wed Thomas Herige in 1844 at Presbyterian Campbellfield
Mary Kelter wed William Field in 1841 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Thomas Kelton, List 5, 31 May 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 4 June 1844
Hannah Kelvert 17 (single woman 31) House servant Prot reads Co Armagh, came 30 July 1841 on the Westminster
William Kelvy wed Mary Lister in 1841 at Church of England St James, Melbourne baptised Mary 1844
John Kemaly Page 197 Letters at Office, 30th June 1847
Mr Kemball, surgeron, cleared for London 26 June 1845 on the 'Caledonia'. Source - Port Phillip Herald 10 Jul 1845
Thomas Kemble bricklayer Little Bourke-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Edward Kemberly, arrived at Port Phillip from Launceston on the brig 'Swan' 18 June 1845 - source Port Phillip Herald 24 June 1845
Charles Kemble and Martha Kemble Sailed from Hobart 4 Oct 1836 for Port Phillip, on the Adelaide
Martha Kemberley died 31 Dec 1838 aged 51 years at St James Cathedral, Melbourne
Michael Kemby / Keniley 25 hus (family 61) Farmservant RC both Tipperary, came 3 Oct 1841 on the Agricola
Nora Kemby / Keniley 23 wife of Michael (family 62) came 3 Oct 1841 on the Agricola
Maria Kemby / Keniley 5 and John Kemby / Keniley 2 son of Michael (family 63) came 3 Oct 1841 on the Agricola
Mr Kemmis and servant Departed from Sydney on 6 Oct 1839 for Port Phillip on the Mary Ann
Mr Kemmiss from Port Phillip Arrived at Sydney on 4 Dec 1839 from Timor 7 Sep arrived Port Adelaide 19 Oct 1839 with no passengers, Port Phillip 4 Nov and Port Phillip Heads 29 Nov on the Strathisla
2 Convicts assigned to A Kemmis - Kemmis is Frederick Turner came 1837 on the John and James Johnston came 1837 on the Asia
Mr and Mrs Kemmis and 5 chn (and 6 servants) arrived 3-Mar 1840 from Sydney 29 Feb on the Bright Planet - source Port Phillip Herald 6 Mar 1840
Arthur Kemmis 1806 wed in 1831 to Afhra, daughter of James Raymond Esq. of Hollywood, parish of Croagh, Co. Limerick, chn (James born 19 Mar 1833 died 31 Oct 1838 at Sydney), Arthur 25 Apr 1834, Thomas 25 Mar 1835, William 26 May 1837, (Aphrasia born 9 Jul 1838 lived 5 months), Aphrasia born 3 Jan 1840.
A Kemmis, on 10 June 1840 purchased suburban allotment in Prahan of 92 acres - source Port Phillip Herald 12 June 1840
Mr Kemis arrived 28 Aug 1841 at Sydney from Port Phillip on 25 Aug on the Sea Horse
A Kemmis, with 147 men, was presented to Sir George Gipps at a Levee, Mon 25 Oct 1841 in his honour. Source - Port Phillip Herald, 26 Oct 1841
Arthur Kemmis & Co Agents for the Columbian arrived Mon 24 Feb 1840 from Liverpool
Arthur Kemmiss and Aphrasia baptised Montague Raymond 19 July 1841 who died 16 Apr 1854
Mr Kemis arrived 28 Aug 1841 at Sydney from Port Phillip on 25 Aug on the Sea Horse steamer
Arthur Kemmis a householder or proprietor of south-western Ward of Melbourne in list dated 12 Oct 1841, requesting meeting to elect representatives for Melbourne Market
Kemmis & Co see Harper and William Morris Partnership, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
"Geelong Advertiser" 14 Feb 1842 reports death of Mr Kemmis on Tuesday after a severe illness of only seven or eight days duration.
Arthur Kemmis, died 35 male Melbourne 1842 #3684 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
A Kemmis, estate The Port Phillip Herald Tue 28 Mar 1843 New Insolvents list liability of 9000 pounds
Aphrasia Kemmis widow and administratrix of the late Arthur Kemmis, merchant of Melbourne News - new Insolvents source PPH 31 Mar 1843
Joseph Hammond - Kemmond 23 hus (14 family) Labourer Prot reads Roscommon, came 28 Mar 1841 on the Neptune
Helen Hammond - Kemmond 23 wife of Joseph (14 family) Dairymaid Prot reads Roscommon, came 28 Mar 1841 on the Neptune
Mary Hammond - Kemmond 1 dau of Joseph (14 family) Prot neither Roscommon, came 28 Mar 1841 on the Neptune
A Kemp arrived 26-Jan 1840 from Hobart Town 16 Jan on the Adelaide
AJ Kemp, No 9, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 13 Oct 1845
Captain Kemp master Departed from Sydney on 12 Nov 1839 for Port Phillip and went missing Brittannia
Charles Kemp Convict came 1834 on the Lady Nugent assigned to Mr A Balcombe
Charles Kemp absconded from Govt Stockade at Melbourne, listed 24 June 1843 tried Aug 1834, came 1835 on Lord Nugent, age 26, from Lancashire, sentence life source PPH 24 June 1843
DM Kemp, Surveyor's Office, Port Phillip, 1939 Directory of Port Phillip
E Kemp arrived 26-Jan 1840 from Hobart Town 16 Jan on the Adelaide - source Port Phillip Herald 28 Jan 1840
Edward Kemp wed Mary Mccarroll in 1843 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong baptised Mary Anne 1844, John 1845 died
Edmund Kemp, license granted for 'Vesta' steamer,. Source - Port Phillip Herald 14 May 1844
Edmund C Kemp, master of the steamer Vesta, applied for extension of his license to the Salt Water River, during the races. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 28 March 1845
Edmund Kemp, postponed Vesta annual Packet license - source Port Phillip Herald 17 Apr 1845
Henry D Kemp Postmaster in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
Henry D Kemp gentleman Melbourne subscribed in advance to Arden'sColonial Magazine source PPH 12 Sep 1843
Henry D. Kemp chief postmaster Bourke street, Source - 1847 Directory
James Kemp died 1847 Male aged 78 at Geelong
John Kemp Page 153 letters at Post Office, 31st May 1847
Lydia Kemp 19 (single woman 37) Bonnetmaker, Prot neither, Waterford, came 13 Dec 1840 on the Orient
Lydia Kemp wed William Riley in 1847 at Church of England St James, Melbourne and settled at Cross Keys.
In 1848 they were joined by Richard Kemp and his family who arrived on the Andromache.
Mr Kemp sailed from Launceston, 7 May 1836 for Port Phillip, on the Chilli
Mr Kemp departed from Launceston Mon 9 May 1836 for Port Phillip, on the Champion
Mr Kemp sailed 6-Nov 1840 for Sydney on the Bright Planet
Mr Kemp 17 Nov 1840 cleared for Sydney, Passenger on the London
Mr Kemp arrived 15 Nov 1844 at Melbourne from London on 27 July and Falmouth on 6 Aug Royal George, source local newspapers
Mr Kemp from the Post Office, is departing for London on the Abberton - source Port Phillip Herald 7 Jan 1845
Peter Kemp, No 9, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 13 Oct 1845
Mr Kemp arrived 30 Aug 1841 at Launceston from Portland Bay, on the Minerva
Robert Kemp departed 13 Sep 1841 from Launceston for Portland Bay on the Minerva
Robert Kemp departing 3 Dec 1841 from Launceston for Portland Bay, on the Minerva
Robert Kemp wed Ann Brewer in 1846 at Church of England St James, Melbourne, baptised Elizabeth Ann Kemp 1846 the first of 9 children.
Robert Kemp, 33 hus Labourer Prot both London arrived 17 Feb 1842 from London and Cork on the Thetis
Anne Kemp, 30 wife of Robert Dairymaid Prot both London arrived 17 Feb 1842 from London and Cork on the Thetis
Pheobe Kemp, 12 dau of Robert Prot both Sussex arrived 17 Feb 1842 from London and Cork on the Thetis
Robert Kemp List No 1, 31 Jan 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Robert Kemp List No 10, 31 Oct 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Robert Kemp Page 197 Letters at Office, 30th June 1847
Sarah Kemp, 15 dau of William Housekeeper Prot reads Cavan came 19 Feb 1842 as Bounty Immigrants on the Regulus
Sarah Kemp wed John Batchelor in 1843 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Thomas Kemp 37 hus (family 20) came 23 Jul 1841 on the George Fyfe
Anne Kemp 38 wife of Thomas (family 20) came 23 Jul 1841 on the George Fyfe
William Kemp 12, Thomas Kemp 7, M Anne Kemp 5 and Thomas Kemp 2 son of Thomas (family 20) died during voyage on the George Fyfe
Charles Keniss/Kemp 18 (26 single man) Shepherd Prot both Nottingham, came 23 July 1841 on the George Fyffe

From on Saturday, 21 February, 2009

Hi Elizabeth,
I've just read your very interesting piece on the barque The George Fyffe.
I'm a descendant of Thomas Belton Kemp and the information I have on the voyage was that it was baby Hannah Kemp 2yrs that died on the voyage. Thomas was 7 1/2 at the time and went on to become my great grandfather. I'm not sure where the info came from that I have, so would be grateful if you can verify anything else that is different. My info also states there was only 1 death on board that of a woman in her confinement, and there were 3 births.
Many thanks Elizabeth for your sharing of ships decriptions etc.
Heather Kemp

My Great Great grandfather Thomas Belton Kemp only stayed in Port Phillip for 7 months then left with his family for NZ on the barque "Bolina" He was employed to travel with a herd of catle being shipped. I noticed that the eldest child Charles 17 was not listed with the family. Is it possible he is listed with the single men as he did arrive with them.

William Kemp, 35 hus Labourer Prot reads Co Cavan came 19 Feb 1842 as Bounty Immigrants on the Regulus
Jane Kemp, 33 wife of William Housekeeper Prot reads Co Cavan came 19 Feb 1842 as Bounty Immigrants on the Regulus
Robert Kemp, 12, Eliza Kemp, 10 , John Kemp, 8, William Kemp, 6 and Thomas Kemp, 0 chn of William c Prot Co Cavan came 19 Feb 1842 as Bounty Immigrants on the Regulus
William Kemp and Jane baptised Joseph 1843, Sandy 1846, John 1846
Licenses To Cut Timber Grant, March 12, 1847
Margaret Kenaily, female wed James Sutherland 1842 #4489 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
George Kendall - Kendall and Rebecca baptised George Thomas 1841
James Kendall departing 3 Dec 1841 from Launceston for Portland Bay, on the Minerva
James Kendall, male wed Elizabeth Hooper 1842 #34112 Presbyterian Portland
James Kendall and Elizabeth Hooper baptised Mary Anne Jane 1845
John Kendall 29 hus (family 17) Smith Prot both Yorkshire, came 2 Jan 1841 on the Salsette
Harriett Kendall 29 wife of John (family 17) Cotton spinner Prot both Yorkshire, came 2 Jan 1841 on the Salsette
Parasideles Kendall 4 and Jane Kendall 1 dau of John (family 17) Prot Yorkshire, came 2 Jan 1841 on the Salsette
John Buck Kendell, and Harriet baptised male John Buck at Methodist / Wesleyan Melbourne born at Brun 1842 #1215
John Buck Kendall and Harriett baptised Peter 1844, Maria 1846, Henry James 1849,
John Buc Kendall farmer Pentridge, Source - 1847 Directory
He may be John Kendall 1811 - 1868 from Guernsey, wed 1836 to Harriet Yeatman at Saint Mary, Wilton By Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
John Kendal seaman Flinders lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Thomas Kendall -, Steerage, came Dec 1839 on the Westminster
Thomas Kendall in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 29 April 1843
Thomas Kendall, List No 9, 30 Sep letter to be collected from Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 1 Oct 1844
Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Thomas Kendan List No 12, 31 Dec 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Michael Kendrick, and Margaret Slattery baptised female Eliza at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #393
Kendrick - check Hendrick
William Kenaghan/Kenehan, 23 single man Labourer RC both Tipperary arrived 17 Feb 1842 from London and Cork on the Thetis
William Kenehan Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Mary Keneley 18 (single woman 25) House servant RC reads Cork, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Mary Nixon
Mary Kenealy/Kenealey, female wed William Johns 1842 #34123 Presbyterian Portland
Anne Kenery / Kenerey 18 (single woman 26) House servant RC neither Waterford, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Mary Nixon
Ann Kenery, female wed Thomas Lehey 1842 #3922 Presbyterian Portland
John Kenery 24 (single man 27) Labourer RC both Waterford, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Mary Nixon
Thomas Kenivan, charged with assault on Elizabeth Wilkinson Not Guilty jury for Supreme Court Tue 20 Aug 1844. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 24 Aug 1844
Mr Kenhoran arrived 7 June 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip, on the Paul Pry
Robert Kenn aged 21 came Feb 1842 with 274 on the Manlius
Thomas Kenn, and Margaret Hill baptised female Julia at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Merri Crk 1842 #36506
Ann Kenna 22 (single woman 42) Housemaid RC both Kings Co, came 30 Aug 1841 on the Strathfieldsaye
William Kenna 27 ( single man) Labourer RC None Co. Tipperary, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Gilmore
William Kenn, and Catherine Egan baptised female Anne at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #36525
Lawrence Kennan 31 Widower (family 25) Wheelwright RC both Dublin, came 4 Nov 1841 on the Diamond
Ellen Kennan wife of Lawrence (died 25) RC both Dublin died on the Diamond
Hanna Kennan 6, Austin Kennan 4 and John Kennan 2 son of Lawrence (family 25) RC Dublin, came 4 Nov 1841 on the Diamond
Lawrence Kennan, wed 1842 #186 to Mary Anne Nevin at Roman Catholic and Presbyterian churches, Melbourne & Geelong
Lawrence Kennan and Mary Anne Nevin baptised Jane 1843, Eliza 1845, Ann Maria Kennan 1848
Lawrence Keanan Directory 1847 coachmaker, Wright's lane
Mary Anne Kennan, female wed Richard Templeton 1842 #35440 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Laurence Kinahan, and Catherine Commins baptised male John 1840 #35922 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Newtown
John Kinahan, died 2 male Melbourne 1842 #38361 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Laurence Kinahan, and Catherine Commins baptised male John 1842 #36422 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne
Lawrence Kinahan - Kennan and Catherine Cummins baptised Lawrence 1845 #38876 born at Newtown, and Edward Kinona 1849 #42544 born at Brighton
William Kinahan - Kennahan and Cath Doran baptised John 1843, Buried Bridget 1845, Henry 1845
Daniel Keney Letter at the Post Office unclaimed 30 Oct 1843
Daniel Keney in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 Nov 1843
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